Egypt: Sisi gets clear run as 'final rival' quits election race

Before he announced his candidacy, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's re-election was considered a foregone conclusion, but now that there are no competitors, critics are calling the election a farce.

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    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has officially filed his papers to run in the presidential election in March.

    The submission comes as potential rival Khalid Ali has withdrawn from the race - saying conditions did not allow for a fair contest.

    Other candidates have been arrested or have also withdrawn from the race.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.


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